Use Technology To Save Money and Time this Holiday Season

Saving for the holidays can seem like a big task each year. But with the advances in technology there are many phone apps that will help you save money without wasting your time! Coupon.com has a FREE mobile app for your Android or iPhone that keeps you up to date on the latest coupons, shopping codes, shipping codes and much more. Search drug store deals, restaurants coupons and FREE stuff daily- Choose to see the coupon instantly on your phone or have it sent directly to your email to print later!

Grab the Ebay Mobile phone app to keep track of the latest auctions, see sale trends and sell your items with a snap of a picture! Shopping Ebay has never been so easy! Whether you are looking to sell, buy or research product prices you can now do it all from your phone. This makes shopping for the holidays a breeze! The best feature of this app is the voice enabled search- simply state the item you are looking for and it will find you a match! Sign up to get alerts to keep watch on your auction bids and then use paypal for quick and secure checkout!
Traveling this holiday season can take a toll on your budget. Keep it under control with Kayak mobile app. Compare travel sites- search for the best price on hotels, flights and car rentals. Keep track of your vacation plans and your flight status all from your phone! This is a FREE app and is available on the iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone 7, and Kindle devices.
Use Skype this Christmas to call your loved ones, near and far! What better way to spend the holidays without family then to chat and share with them via Skype mobile app. FREE Skype to Skype calls, FREE video chat and send pictures or documents to anyone, anywhere! All though not all features on Skype are FREE, most of their features are and compared to other programs, they are fairly inexpensive!

Looking for a mobile app to help prepare for that Christmas dinner? Check out Grocery IQ mobile app– create shopping lists, find coupons, scan barcodes and find coupons to add directly to your savings store card. This is great for those of us hard core couponers and dinner planners- not only can you have your shopping list at your finger tips, but adding coupons while shopping in the store makes this a great additions for big savings!

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Should Social Media Be Illegal for Teens!

social media for teens illegalI know, your thinking this lady is crazy if she thinks the government is going to make social media illegal for teens. But hey, a mom can always dream, right?!?! It would be so much easier if I could say sorry kids, you can not spend 4 hours today checking every status on every social media for all your 5,000 online friends because your not of legal age to do so! My life would be a piece of cake! I would be able to get the kiddos to actually help with all the chores with no arguing, homework would get done in record time and bedtime would be a breeze. Then I could take long bubble baths and catch up all my scrapbooking and dvr with a glass of wine and read the kindle………, oh sorry I was dreaming!

So even though I may not get my local governor to agree with me that my 14 and 11 year old should be legally banned from social media, I do have a few points as to why I think under age social media’ers is a bad idea…… and a few good ones!
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